Code of Conduct Us Military

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Conducting yourself under the
Code Of Conduct

Task: Comply with the requirements of the code of conduct.

Conditions: In a classroom setting

Standard: Act according to the standards presented in article 1 through article 6 of the code of conduct shown in basic warrior skills 3-21

Risk Assessment: Low

Today we will be conducting a class on the U.S.
Armies Code of Conduct.

Article 1 states “I am an American, fighting in the forces, which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.”

What does that mean to you?

The code applies to all U.S. forces at all times whether in active combat, in captivity, or in peacetime situations. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces have a duty to support U.S. interests and oppose U.S. enemies regardless of the circumstances.

Article 2 states “I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.”

What does that mean to you?
Being a soldier in the Greatest army in the world, the United states army, you will at no time surrender voluntarily. Soldiers are to avoid capture, even when isolated, and no longer able to inflict casualties on the enemy or defend himself. The means to evade is considered exhausted when escape is impossible. The means to resist is considered exhausted when further fighting would lead to the soldier’s death with no sufficient loss to the enemy

Article 3 states “ If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy”

What does that mean to you?

If you are captured and become a prisoner of war there are a few things you must understand. As U.S. soldiers we are bound to a treaty that the president signed in 1949, called the Geneva Convention, that deals with the treatment of captive POWs. In a present day...
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